hamilton23 (578) - Alpine, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a hand-filled flip top bottle from a nice trader in FL. Pours almost black with a nice amount of head (clearly that was a well filled flip top...no loss of carb). Nice is toasted malts and some coffee. Taste was a slightly bitter roasted flavor.
Fritz123 (553) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Sybarite Pig. Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Pours a very dark color and mine was on nitro. American pint glass. Thick nitro head and great lace. Aroma of roasted malts and hint of chocolate. Taste is mild like old style porters and the roasted flavor is heavy. Chocolate is very mild but prevalent. Not my favorite from CCB but a decent beer.
knickskicks (552) - - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, tan head. Grainy, roasted malts. Smooth. Straight forward dry irish stout.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
black color, aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, same flavors, light and creamy, very easy to drink
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours opaque black, topped with a thin tan head, from the 32oz. growler courtesy of Todd (askdrtodd): Huge aroma of espresso, roasted malts, sweet dark chocolate, a variety of dried fruits, mostly apricot and apple, and citrus hops. Moderately carbonated, medium-bodied. Full flavor notes of dark cocoa nibs, dried apricot, citrus hops, and roasted malt. Drinkability: Nicely bitter, chewy, bittersweet, and slightly tangy in the finish. Crisp overall. Done well. Pairing: Raw 100% South American cocoa. Rebuy: Yes. #393 on 12042010, DG.
tricyclist (470) - Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at the brewery. Nitro. Pours a deep dark brown, almost black. Aroma is deep roasted malts, with little to no sweetness. Flavor is the same. Deep and dry, malty with a very faint caramel. Really nice flavor for a dry stout.
trapped (451) - TURKEY - JUN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drought. Dark brown color with tan creamy head, roasted malt aroma, low carbonation, dark roasted malt taste overpowering anything underneath,m long finish. Too burnt for my taste.
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with a thick tan head. Aroma is roasty malts, cocoa and caramel. Taste is sweet nuts. Roasted caramel and chocolate. Nice palate with a medium mouthfeel overall a pretty awesome beers
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at redlight redlight. pours a cloudy opaque dark brown. billowy tan head. nice sticky legs. Good nose. very nutty, with notes of coffee and irish cream. flavor is pretty sweet with the irish cream coming forward. solid bitterness from the roasted malts comes through in the finish. good creamy mouthfeel. sweet for a dry stout but a very enjoyable beer.
adam42381 (368) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Review from notes at Cigar City’s taproom on 9/9/11 for Firkin Friday.
Draft poured into a 4 oz. sampler glass. Was labeled as Hillsborough River Dry Stout.
Appearance: Poured dark cola brown with a creamy light tan head. Excellent lacing.
Smell: Roasted malt, vanilla and coffee beans.
Taste: Dark roasted malt up front followed by vanilla and sweet malt in the middle before ending with burnt toast at the finish. Aftertaste is dry and bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Good drinkability. Goes down very easy.
Overall: Good beer overall. This would be great on a cool afternoon. Give it a try.